FREE Cactus Pattern

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Materials

– 1 x Patons Extrafine Merino aran ‘Chartreuse’
– 1 x Patons Extrafine Merino dk ‘Forest’
– 1 x Patons Extrafine Merino aran ‘Canary’
– 1 x Patons Extrafine Merino dk ‘Pink’
– 4mm & 3mm hooks
– Tapestry needle (for attaching pink flower)
– 8cm metal plant pot

Special stitches

Bobble st: Join using slst and ch1. *YO and pull up a loop* 4 times, YO and pull through all loops on hook. Slst to secure then slst back to the st you are joined to. Fasten off and tie both loose ends together twice (tightly) before trimming.

Big Cactus

Row 1
(Using ‘Chartreuse’ and a 4mm hook) Ch26, 1htr into second ch from hook and into each across. Ch2 and turn. (25sts)
Rows 2 – 12
1htr into each back loop (bl) across, ch2 and turn. (25sts)
Row 13 (fastening)
Fold work in half length-ways and match up the sts from row 1 and row 12lst. Slst the sts together on both rows, to create a cylinder shape. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. (25sts)

Finishing
Attach the tapestry needle to end of the long tail and sew a running stitch around the end of the cylinder. Pull the tail to pucker the opening and secure in place using tapestry needle.

Stuffing
Turn work inside out and stuff using toy stuffing. Once stuffed, use tapestry needle and a length of ‘Chartreuse’ to sew the bottom closed. Flowers
(Using ‘Canary’ and 4mm hook) work 3 bobble sts on the top of the cactus. See special stitches.

 

Medium Cactus

 

Row 1
(Using ‘Chartreuse’ and a 4mm hook) Ch18, 1htr into second ch from hook and into each across. Ch2 and turn. (17sts)
Rows 2 – 10
1htr into each back loop (bl) across, ch2 and turn. (25sts)
Row 11 (fastening)
Fold work in half length-ways and match up the sts from row 1 and row 12lst. Slst the sts together on both rows, to create a cylinder shape. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. (25sts)

Finishing
Attach the tapestry needle to end of the long tail and sew a running stitch around the end of the cylinder. Pull the tail to pucker the opening and secure in place using tapestry needle.

Stuffing
Turn work inside out and stuff using toy stuffing. Once stuffed, use tapestry needle and a length of ‘Chartreuse’ to sew the bottom closed. Flowers
(Using ‘Canary’ and 4mm hook) work 3 bobble sts on the top of the cactus.

Small Cactus

Row 1
(Using ‘Forest’ and a 3mm hook) Ch21, 1htr into second ch from hook and into each across. Ch2 and turn. (20sts)
Rows 2 – 12
1htr into each back loop (bl) across, ch2 and turn. (25sts)
Row 13 (fastening)
Fold work in half length-ways and match up the sts from row 1 and row 12lst. Slst the sts together on both rows, to create a cylinder shape. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. (25sts)

Finishing
Attach the tapestry needle to end of the long tail and sew a running stitch around the end of the cylinder. Pull the tail to pucker the opening and secure in place using tapestry needle.

Stuffing

Turn work inside out and stuff using toy stuffing. Once stuffed, use tapestry needle and a length of ‘Chartreuse’ to sew the bottom closed.

Flowers

Rnd 1
(Using ‘Pink’ and 3mm hook) Ch4 and 1tr into furthest ch from hook, 11 times. Slst to first st and ch4. (12sts)
Rnd 2
Slst to first st, ch4, then slst to next st. Cont to slst to each st around, working 4ch inbetween. Slst to first st and fasten off, leaving long tail. Finishing (attaching)
Attach tapestry needle to end of long tail and use to securely sew flower to the end of the cactus.
Now squish your 3 cacti into the plantpot!

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